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Past CAT Chats

The Role of the Producer with Kim Sherman- Saturday, June 30th, 2012 

Kim Sherman is a Midwest based filmmaker and musician.  Most recently, Sherman produced the feature films Sun Don't Shine, by director Amy Seimetz (SXSW 2012); A Horrible Way To Die (TIFF 2010) from director Adam Wingard; Wingard's wildly successful follow-up, You’re Next (TIFF 2011); and the Midnight Favorite, V/H/S (Sundance 2012).   Kim was selected to be one of the 2011 Sundance Creative Producer Fellows, and is currently working with long time collaborator, Andrew Droz Palermo, on his debut feature film, One & Two. Additionally, Sherman serves as one half of the country-psych duo, Jerusalem & the Starbaskets. Their latest full-length album, Dost, is out now on De Stijl Records.


Documentary film with Chad Freidrichs- Saturday, May 26th, 2012

Chad Freidrichs has been creating quality work in the film and television industry for over a decade. He has previously worked as the senior creative services producer at KMIZ-TV in Columbia, where he was an Addy Award-winning commercial producer.

Freidrichs has produced three feature-length documentary films. His first, Jandek on Corwood, traces the cult following of underground musician Jandek, was self-distributed to festivals and commercial venues in more than 70 cities worldwide and received national critical attention. In 2004, Jandek on Corwood was awarded Best Documentary by the Raindance Film Festival in London and was broadcast nationally in Canada on the Independent Film Channel.

First Impersonator, a documentary about presidential lookalikes the troubled life of JFK impersonator Vaughn Mader, was completed in 2007 and received the Best Feature-Length Film prize at the 2008 Kansas City Jubilee Film Festival.

Freidrichs’ most recent project, The Pruitt-Igoe Myth, a documentary feature about the notorious St. Louis public-housing complex Pruitt-Igoe, is currently being theatrically distributed by First Run Features. It co-premiered in February 2011 at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in Montana and the Oxford Film Festival in Mississippi, where it won the best feature documentary award. It has since played at over thirty film festivals, including the Los Angeles Film Festival, True/False Film Festival, Silverdocs, Full Frame Documentary Festival and BAFICI in Argentina. The Pruitt-Igoe Myth received the International Documentary Association’s 2011 ABCNEWS VideoSource award for archival footage usage and the American Historical Association’s prestigious 2012 O’Conner Film Award for outstanding interpretation of history.

Freidrichs is currently working on a science-themed archival documentary.

Photography with LG Patterson and Corey Hale Ransberg - Saturday, April 28th, 2012 


Media Graphics with Ben Chlapek and Jonny Pez - Saturday, March 31st, 2012



Audio with Wil Reeves - Saturday, February 25th, 2012 

Wil Reeves, owner of Centro Cellar, has been playing music, recording music, and tinkering with instruments and equipment for years. In 2002, navigating through college on his way to an engineering degree and playing in local bands, he gathered the modicum of equipment needed to record music and turned his engineering leanings to learning everything he could about the recording process. He dedicates his time, his passion, his life, to making every album that comes through his studio sound it’s absolute finest.


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Cinematography with Andrew Droz Palermo - Saturday, January 28th, 2012 


A Missouri native, Andrew Droz Palermo began his career with a wildly successful music video for White Rabbits’ “Percussion Gun”, seen internationally on MTV Networks and Much Music. The low-budget visually stunning video featured a zoetrope-inspired ring of lights designed and built by Palermo with additional help by local Mennonite welders. He quickly followed the video by writing and directing the short film “A Face Fixed”, which recently finished its festival run; and serving as director of photography for a number high-profile projects including “You’re Next”, a TIFF 2011 selection purchased by Lionsgate which is set for theatrical distribution in October 2012. Currently, he is in production on a number of music videos and a documentary, as well as pre-production on his narrative feature-length directorial debut "One & Two", which is being supported by the 2011 Sundance Institute Producer’s Lab.

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CAT Chats: Cinematography with Andrew Droz Palermo from Columbia Access Television on Vimeo.


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